9) Number of students participating in an apprenticeship program aligned with the career pathway program in which the students are participating.
CDE Data Definition
Apprenticeship is an on-the-job training and education delivery system regulated and approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards that prepares individuals for careers in a wide variety of skilled professions. Apprenticeships enable practitioners to gain a journeyman card to practice as a certified journeyman. Most of the training is done while working for participating employers who helps the apprentice learn their trade or profession, while they are an indentured apprentice. Apprenticeships typically last three to five years.
Question: What is the definition of apprenticeships as mentioned in Momentum Point #9?
What Should Students Know About Apprenticeships?
One way to earn money while learning an important skill is through an apprenticeship program. There are 800 recognized apprenticeship occupations in the service, manufacturing, construction, public administration, retail trade, transportation, and utilities industries. Generally, an apprenticeship program can take anywhere from 3 to 6 years to complete classroom and on-the job training with an experienced professional. Apprentices are typically paid a partial rate of the skilled worker’s wage. After the program is complete, some apprentices can learn upwards of $35/hour depending on the trade.
Generally, to apply for an apprenticeship, an applicant must:
Additionally, reading, writing, and speaking are valued skills in many of the trades. High school classes containing the components of computer graphics, mechanical drawing, blueprint reading, drafting, electricity, welding, chemistry, and higher math are beneficial.
For more information about apprenticeships in California visit CalApprenticeship.org. This website includes an extensive list of apprenticeships by trade.
Reference: Apprenticeship programs information guide